Reviving an Extinct Species Should the Woolly Mammoth Be Brought Back To Life?

A private initiative wants to use modern genetic engineering to reintroduce the extinct woolly mammoth to the tundra of Siberia. In an interview, evolutionary biologist Victoria Herridge criticizes the endeavor and says we should instead focus on saving endangered species.
Interview Conducted By Christoph Seidler
A rendering of the woolly mammoth in its natural habitat

A rendering of the woolly mammoth in its natural habitat

Foto: Orla / iStockphoto / Getty Images
About Victoria Herridge
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A bronze sculpture of a mammoth in Khanty-Mansiysk in Siberia

A bronze sculpture of a mammoth in Khanty-Mansiysk in Siberia

Foto: Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP
An approximately 42,000-year-old mammoth calf discovered preserved in permafrost

An approximately 42,000-year-old mammoth calf discovered preserved in permafrost

Foto: Aaron Tam / AFP
The skeleton of a mammoth

The skeleton of a mammoth

Foto: Summers Place Auctions / dpa
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